The tape machine pictured in this ad is an ATR 104. It is one of 5 ATRs built for me by Mike and Bette Spitz at ATR Services. Of the 5 machines they built for me, I have 4 remaining; a 102, 102 Aria, 104 1/4" 2-track and 104 1/2" 4-track, this machine is a 1" ready machine.
The machine I am putting up for sale is the 104 1/4" 2-track head block. It has never been used as it is still up at ATR Services in York, PA, waiting for me to be picked up. The price I have listed on the machine is the current price for the 104 1/4" 2-track unit. The second 104 I have in my home is fitted with 1/2" 4-track heads and has never been used. The price on the unit I have in my home was $20,500.
Should an interested party rather have 1/2" 4-track head block rather than the 1/4" 2-track head block in the machine at ATR Services, I could switch head blocks and all audio cards between the 2 machines as none of them have been used.
Each time I purchased a machine, I also purchased all of the configurations of head blocks with matching audio cards for each machine. Consequently, I have many other head blocks still unused and wrapped up as I received them with the matching audio cards. It was my intention to get matching audio cards for each of the separate head blocks so that if I changed from one head block configuration to another, I could also switch the matching cards. This eliminated the need for adjusting the cards each time I changed the head block configuration. Therefore, if someone wanted the above machine with head block and audio cards for 1" 2-track and 1" 4-track heads, I could make that accommodation.
This machine can be picked up from ATR serives in York, PA or it can be shipped from ATR Services with the full cost to be paid by the buyer and calculated at the time of purchase.
I am an audiophile that purchased this equipment and other recording gear with the hopes of using it in my retirement years. However, this will not happen so much of m hear needs to find new homes.
Should you have any concerns regarding the manner in which I take care of my equipment, you can view my system on Audiogon - explore - virtual systems - extra large room - Ken Fritz's system.
***I am including the link to a recently released, professionally produced documentary of my extraordinary home audio system: https://youtu.be/4b2IOOhJmxw
This will also give you an idea of the quality of my gear and my collection.
I will only deal with someone who has an interest in actually using this machine. I will not deal with gear flippers or resellers so if that is your intention when contacting me, please do not waste your time or mine.
Buyer pays all Paypal fees.
No warranty, no return.